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U.S. Pacific Northwest 2019
Feb 07, 2020

Finding connections through culture and innovation

Because of their proximity to Asia, the states of Oregon and Washington have also positioned themselves as ideal partners for business. As the base of some of the world's largest companies, including the most connected technology giants, the two states boast very stable economies, one thing to consider for potential Japanese investors.

U.S. Pacific Northwest 2019 / Economic Development
Feb 07, 2020

Tualatin Valley: An old favorite with new discoveries

Located just minutes from Portland, the Tualatin Valley offers a diverse range of outdoor activities, restaurants and cafes, tax-free shopping and world-class wineries and breweries. The Tualatin Valley has gained a loyal following among travelers, local and international...

U.S. Pacific Northwest 2019 / Economic Development
Feb 07, 2020

SEDCOR: Investing in building relationships

As the primary agency tasked to spur economic development in the Mid-Willamette Valley, Oregon's Strategic Economic Development Corporation (SEDCOR) is focused on attracting new Japanese investors, as well as retaining and growing existing ones in Marion, Polk and Yamhill...

U.S. Pacific Northwest 2019 / Fashion & Apparel
Feb 07, 2020

KEEN: Taking a huge stride through Japan

Founded by the Fuerst Group in 2003, Oregon-based KEEN came into the footwear market with a single product. Called the Newport, the sandal gained popularity quickly among hikers for its durability and comfort, as well as its distinctive protective black toe bumper. Se...

U.S. Pacific Northwest 2019 / Transport & Logistics
Feb 07, 2020

PDX: showcasing the best of the Pacific NW

Aside from modernizing its facilities, Portland International Airport (PDX) is also expanding its network around the world. In March, Delta Air Lines will launch a nonstop flight to Tokyo's Haneda Airport in time for the Olympics. Portland International Airport (PDX),...

U.S. Pacific Northwest 2019 / Services
Feb 07, 2020

Global Business Passport: Navigating the global marketplace

"I work with companies to close gaps in communication and culture and to increase productivity by building better relationships with their global partners and team members," Global Business Passport President and Founder Sue Shinomiya said. After spending 10 years in ...

U.S. Pacific Northwest 2019 / Economic Development
Feb 07, 2020

Greater Seattle: Still on the radar for growth

Formed in 2018, Greater Seattle Partners is focused on telling the regions success story. Tasked to promote trade and bring in more investments, GSP wants people around the world to know how Greater Seattle built one of the fastest growing economies in the United States. ...

U.S. Pacific Northwest 2019 / Chemicals
Feb 07, 2020

Moses Lake Industries: Steeped in family values

Moses Lake Industries, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tama Chemicals, initially set up its operations there in 1984 because of significantly lower operating and manufacturing costs. But the company later appreciated the ease of doing business in Moses Lake. Over the last 10...

U.S. Pacific Northwest 2019 / Food & Beverage
Feb 07, 2020

Kyokuyo: Committed to sustainability

Founded in Japan in 1937, Kyokuyo is a global leader in the production, sale and processing of fresh and frozen seafood. It launched its American operations in Seattle, Washington in 1971 as a procurement office for its headquarters in Japan. A few years ago, detecting a ...

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